Open your heart to me oh Lord

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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(various stages of a blooming tulip / Julie Cook / 2015)

Standing
Staring
Watching
Waiting
Wondering
Hoping
Longing

I raise my head
You lower yours

I watch you closely
You turn my way

Instinctively I lift my arms
Tenderly you reach your arms outward

I long for your embrace
You take me in your arms

I wonder if you’ll let go
You hold me even tighter

My wounded heart longs to be made whole
Your heart knows no boundaries

I can feel myself finally letting go
You whisper you will never let go

His love endures forever.
and brought Israel out from among them
His love endures forever.
with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:11-12

5 comments on “Open your heart to me oh Lord

  1. Lynda says:

    How beautifully you express the longing of my heart! Just to be embraced by our Lord is a tremendous blessing. Thank you.

  2. Stunningly beautiful, Julie. I was feeling distant from the Lord yesterday and I called for Him to put His arms around me and forgive me for being absent in my self-centeredness. And He did as He always does. God is sooooooooooo good and loving. Much love and hugs to you, sweet Georgia Peach. 🙂 ❤

  3. Nicodemas says:

    Beautiful words and photo. I love the quote from Gandhi.

  4. timelesslady says:

    What an uplift to the spirit are your words…your poetry. Blessings!

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